Q. Consider the following statements regarding the Storm Surge:
1.Storm surge is the abnormal rise in seawater level during a storm, measured as the height of the water above the normal predicted astronomical tide.
2.The amplitude of the storm surge at any given location depends on the orientation of the coast line with the storm track.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Storm Surge.

  • Storm surge is the abnormal rise in seawater level during a storm, measured as the height of the water above the normal predicted astronomical tide.
  • The surge is caused primarily by a storm’s winds pushing water onshore.
  • The amplitude of the storm surge at any given location depends on the orientation of the coast line with the storm track;
  • The intensity, size, and speed of the storm; and the local bathymetry.